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    Sleeping Bear Dunes

    National Lakeshore Michigan

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Dunes Trail to Lake MI

Distance

Round trip is 3.5 miles and may take 2-4 hours depending on the weather and your physical condition

Terrain

Steep, rugged dunes

Vegetation

Grasses, shrubs and wildflowers of the dunes

Comments

This strenuous hike starts at the Dune Climb and ends at Lake Michigan. Be sure to wear sun screen, take enough water, and wear (or at least take along) hiking shoes or sandals.

 

Download a map in pdf format.

 
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Dune Hiking Trails
NPS Map 2006
 
Dune Trail
View from the Dune Trail to Lake MI.
Kerry Kelly 2005

Did You Know?

Inland Lakes

There are 21 inland lakes within Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Explore one of these small lakes for a close-up view of some of the birds, mammals, and wildflowers protected there. By the way, the fishing is usually great! More...